Monthly Archives: February 2016

Granny Flat or In-Law Suite? Which is More Prudent?

If you need to house aging parents or adult children, or if your family is multi-generational, what’s better — an in-law suite or a little granny cottage in the back yard? Either one give us a call today and let us design build for you.

Our data says you’ll spend less remodeling the basement or adding an in-law suite to your attic. But a USA Today feature suggests you consider building a small house or cottage in the back yard.

For instance, the article notes that in Vancouver, detached cottages or “laneway houses” have become popular: “[Architect James Tuer] … designed several, including one that cost $200,000 and rents for about $1,600 monthly. He says the owners have aging parents who may live there, or they may use it themselves at some point and rent out their main house.” Continue reading

10 Home Maintenance Tips for Spring

“Don’t take my word for it” is a well used term around here at the Kevin Roy Building Company. That being said we thought we would post a story by a certified home inspector sharing 10 home-maintenance tips for spring. The best time to add onto your home is in spring so you will be ready for the summer entertaining season and now is the time to talk with us. We handle all aspects as the process as a design build company. Give us a call today and let us show you what we can do for you.

By: Dwight Barnett

After a long, dark winter, spring’s bright sun and warm winds are, well, a breath of fresh air. The only downside? All that sunshine spotlights your leaf-filled gutters, cracked sidewalks and the dead plants in last year’s flower beds. Dwight Barnett, a certified master inspector with the American Society of Home Inspectors, shared this checklist to help you target the areas that need maintenance so you can get your chores done quickly, leaving you time to go outside and play in the sunshine. Continue reading

Top Home Improvements for Spring

Here are some great ideas to get your home in order for spring. Visit our website and view some of the additions we have design built for our clients and let’s see if we can help you.

Joselin Linder
Knowing what season-appropriate changes to make to your home is often hard to pinpoint. Here’s a list of seven top home improvements, repairs, additions and adjustments to make to your home to get the most out of it, and out of spring! Continue reading

Simple Ideas for a Spring Kitchen Renovation

Spring is a time for reorganization and long overdue projects that you have been thinking about all winter.  Spring brings new life and can bring the same into your tired kitchen. Renovating your kitchen doesn’t have to be a huge process. Small or concentrated updates can bring a new feel and functionality to your kitchen without long renovations or large budgets. Use these tips to make your spring kitchen renovation a success!

Update Your Kitchen Cabinetry with New Countertops

Are your kitchen cabinets in good shape, but your counter tops have seen better days? Update your kitchen countertops to higher quality and tough products.  Countertops have improved in durability over the years and come in many styles and types that are at an affordable cost. Simply measure your kitchen and visit with us to find the perfect countertops for you!

Tackle Spring Cleaning and Organization Head-On

Take back the shelves in your kitchen by installing better cabinet storage! Organize your spices, appliances, cleaning products, pots and pans by creating structured storage spaces using a wide variety of products. This will cut down on the digging you have to do to find the right pan or spice deep in your kitchen cabinets. Keep your trash out of sight by using a pullout cabinet system to keep the smells and trash hidden.

Bring Modern Style to Your Sink and Accessories

Updating your kitchen doesn’t have to be about giant projects. Little changes in your kitchen can help update the look and feel. If your kitchen faucet looks like it is from another decade, installing a new one can bring a modern feel to your sink without a large cost. Want to add a spraying nozzle, but don’t have a spare hole on the sink? Get a faucet with the pull out spray attached and make your sink more user-friendly!

With your new faucet, follow through with a few updates on your cabinets. Changing your knobs and handles can update cabinets with little detailing to the 21st century just by choosing a newer-age style. This spring update takes very little effort but can make a world of difference in how others view your kitchen.

Combining some of these ideas into your spring renovation can make your kitchen functional and breathe new life into an outdated space. Still need inspiration? Kevin Roy Builders is waiting and willing to help you update your kitchen within your budget!

15 Essentials to a Luxury Kitchen

Here a Portfolio Kitchen and Home we take pride in every detail when building your new luxury kitchen. Let us know if you agree that these essentials wouldn’t be exactly what you want in your next luxury kitchen. Just give us a call today and let us do the rest. 603-772-3489.

Custom Cabinetry

One cannot design around sub-par materials because true luxury does not exist without quality, and that cannot be disguised. Our bodies sense it. The nervous system trips alarms and we feel there’s something disingenuous about the materials around us. High-end cabinetry is easy to spot. It’s built like premium furniture; it uses the finest furniture-grade wood, a multi-step finishing process, and the highest rated hardware. It also typically comes with a lifetime warranty. Continue reading